Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Project Manager - Estimator

DCI-Landscape Contractors, Inc.

LCI is a division of Demolition Contractors Inc. that does demolition work and excavation work.I am working in the commercial landscape construction division doing business development, estimating and managing commercial landscape projects.

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011


Stone Sculptures

Consulted for Stone Sculptures in business developement and estimating as requested. Stone Sculptures does high end stone veneer work, rain gardens, stone sculptures, rock gardens, walls, fireplaces, typically with assisting in design build and specifications for projects. 

2010 - 2011


Valley Growers Nursery & Landscape, Inc.

Consulted for over one year to transition from Excel spreadsheet estimating to Timberline Estimating software and to build their commercial landscape business.  I established a baseline-estimating templete in Timberline ( a Sage software product) and have brought in over $1,700,000 in work for them.  For Valley Growers this represents a whole new type of landscape work that they have wanted to get into, such as green roofs and downtown high rise type work.  Valley Growers expertise has been in ODOT highway landscaping type projects.


  • From March 2010 through February 2011: Bid over 7.8 million dollars in private commercial landscape construction projects using the self-designed Timberline estimating software. As a result Valley Growers has been awarded over $1.7 million dollars, a success rate of 21%.
  • More than doubled Valley Growers typical book of business in very tough economic times.  Accomplished by estimating thoroughly, covering the scope, working with vendors, assuring that there are adequate man-hours to build the job by getting input from the foreman and keeping margins within a competitive edge.
  • Created new bidding template proposal letters, internal project buy out logs and project specific job books for foreman to utilize in building the projetcs.
2002 - 2009

Project Manager-Estimator

Teufel Nursery, Inc.

Estimated commercial landscape projects and managed the construction process.  Reviewed contracts, wrote contracts, established construction schedules, wrote change orders, established and assigned construction crews and supervised lead foreman. Crew sizes from 5-45 employees. Held pre construction meetings, attended all related client meetings and controlled budgets throughout projects.  Routinely called upon internally to handle difficult projects and to resolve contractual issues.

Worked with the Maintenance Division by turning over construction projects to mainteance, sales, contracts, enhancment crews, writing ODOT maintenance work plans and scheduling.

Areas of expertise; elevated roof-terrace gardens, eco roofs, city parks, confluence projects, mitigation, commercial office-industrial sites, rain gardens, artistic sculptures, stone work and high-end residential.

All projects that I managed combined beat estimated gross margins by 6% on over $12,000,000 of work. 

Some Projects:

  • Vancouver Land Bridge on SR-14 at SR-5
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital terrace gardens
  • Burnt Bridge Creek Wetland Confluence, Vancouver Wa.
  • C-Trans 99th Stree Park and Ride, Vancouver Wa.
  • The Portland Building Green Roof
  • The Metro Building Green Roof
  • Providence Newberg Hospital
  • Elliot Tower Portland
  • Asa Apartments, Street Landscape, 4th Floor Gardens and Pavers, 6th floor Green Roofs and 16th Floor Garden, NW Marshall @ 12th Portland
  • Encore Building Portland 3rd Floor Green Roof, Street Level Landscaping and Pavers
  • Tri Met I-205 Expansion
  • Mississippi Mixed Use Apartments
  • Machine Works Building Green Roofs
  • South Waterfront Park, Portland

Teufel Landscaping filed Chapter 11 in 2009

2000 - 2002

Project Manager

Swinerton Builders of Oregon

Project Manager in both commercial construction and tenant improvement.  Routine duties included budgets, estimates, competitive bids, wrote bid documents, contracts, schedules, correspondences, RFI's.  Set up and managed budgets, attended project meetings and reported performance internally.

  • Managed the construction of the new  $2,881,000 Albertsons store in Troutdale, Oregon.  Intervened when a subcontractor defaulted on the project, and collected all related evidence, documented and submitted to the subcontractors bonding company. Was able to collect 100% of funds required to finish the subconatrctors work.
  • Managed the $435,000 Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gresham.
  • Assisted the Novellus project team on the $140,000,000 four buildings and sky bridge project.  Responsible for subcontractor buyout for the window systems, flashing, interior heavy gauge metal framinng, dry wall, core doors and roofing.  Process included compiling bid packages that doubled as subcontracts, pre and post bid meetings, selection of the subcontractors and final subcontract.
Swinerton Builders of Oregon closed their Oregon branch.
1998 - 2000

Project Manager

Plant Construction Company
Project Manager in the commercial construction division.  Routine duties included attending pre contract negotiated project meetings, preliminary budgets, estimating and managing all aspects of the projects.  Projects managed: Macromedia, 1750 Alameda Street (San Francisco)

A $10,000,000 core, shell, seismic and tenant improvement to a 3 story, 60,000 square foot concrete building.Project was started on a preliminary budget with minimal drawings (40%) and on a tight schedule.I was the Project Manager on site, took project through seismic upgrades to MEP work rough in prior to leaving for Westwood Swinerton in Oregon.

Pacific Place II Building,,10th and 11th floors (San Francisco)

Managed the $1,700,000 project. Project featured numerous glass partition walls with tube steel frames, exposed ceilings, dropped aluminum paneled ceilings, decorative tiles, millwork, finishes and new MEP.The project was completed ahead of schedule and 100% of contingency was returned to the client with budget savings.

Pacific Place II,, 15th and 16th floors (San Francisco)

Managed the $1,600,000 project. Project featured open exposed and suspended angular, sloped ceilings.New stairs, finishes, server room and new MEP.The project was completed on schedule and approximately 90% of the contingency was returned to the client.

Pacific Place I, Hotel Palomar (San Francisco)

Managed the $12,500,000 198 room and restaurant project.   Hotel featured high end millwork in public areas, running trim throughout, granite top vanities and thresholds, wall coverings.The project was completed on budget and a large part of the contingency was used by the client for additional work.

Pacific Place I Building (San Francisco)

Part of management team for the $35,000,000 seismic, core and exterior shell renovation to the 1907, nine story, Pacific Place I building.  Project won numerous engineering awards for the designed trus system that allowed the removal of 80% of the original supporting columns below the 5th floor.  Project was completed on schedule and 100% of the $1,000,000 contingency budget was returned to a very happy owner.

Handled several unusual incidents by investigating and documenting.  Based on my investigation, interviews and documentation cleared Plant Construction of any responsibilities, including a pedestrian accident caused by a falling piece of tile from the 9th floor, a sexual harassment complaint from a sub contractor against her boss and a racial complaint against an employee of Plant.

Left Plant to move to Portland Oregon.


1996 - 1998

AS Construction Management Degree

City College of San Francisco



Highly motivated and skilled professional, seeks a Project Manager – Estimator position with a dynamic, high growth organization that welcomes initiative, dedication and experience; Exceptional ability to work under pressure, work with team, problem solve and steer projects towards profitability.Able to adjust, improvise, create positive environment under difficult circumstances. Have established a proven track record of profitability and customer satisfaction.


  • Sea Kayaking and a member of OOPS (Oregon Oceanic Paddling Society)
  • Hiking in the Gorge, Cascade and Beaches of Oregon
  • Photography
  • Camping
  • Traveling abroad to experience native culture and nature
  • Gardening and Carpentry